Chap. 4 Para. 1 The Image of God

We are continuing on with our study of anthropology from the 1689, and today I want to
direct your attention to what it says about us being made in the image of God. ‘After God
had made all other creatures, he created man, male and female, with reasonable and
immortal souls, rendering them fit unto that life to God for which they were created; being
made after the image of God, in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness.’ I am passing
over the immortality of the soul for now to direct our attention to the info on the image of
God. Let’s begin with an exercise. Let us answer this question, in what way are we made in
the image of God? I have written three umbrella categories on the whiteboard,
Constitutional (what we are); functional (what we do); relational (who we relate to). I will
ask you to call out any number of characteristics that you think make up the image of God
and you will see that they will likely be able to be put in one of these categories.